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We don't just do tea you know

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We don't just do tea you know. We've a great selection of whole bean coffees to buy for home, including 'Gems of Araku' from India and 'Altura Lavado' from Cuba. Our Milano blend Italian style coffee, the one we serve in our Grantham Teashop is also available in whole bean and ground.  Take a look at 'The Coffee' now.

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Does Green Tea Contain Caffeine?

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What is caffeine? Caffeine is found naturally in plants such as the tea plant Camellia Sinensis. Caffeine acts as a stimulant in humans but caffeine is also a natural pesticide in plants. That is probably why our good old tea plant loves it so much; Caffeine kills the insects that are trying to eat all those lovely tea leaves. Does green tea contain caffeine? Yes, green tea contains caffeine (just like all other teas), as all tea starts its life as a leaf from the same plant: Camellia Sinensis.  The average 8 oz. cup contains around 25mg of caffeine. The...

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Our Move to the High Street

Posted by Lance Merryweather on

After successfully selling and serving our tea on Westgate Grantham for five years and our Lease of Unit 8 ending, it was time for a move.  The former Real Burger Co. had closed on 19 High Street over a year ago and this listed building was available. Our new High Street shop is bigger and allows us to sell even more Loose Leaf Tea, Whole Bean Coffee, Teapots and Infusers.  We're also gathering a collection of Local produce such as Lincolnshire Plumbread, Grantham Gingerbread, Honey from the Artisan Honey Company, Cooking oils and flavoured vinegar from Peacock farm.  Our range...

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What is Grantham Tea?

Posted by Lance Merryweather on

To explain the thinking behind Grantham Tea we must first tell you about Grantham Gingerbread. Grantham Gingerbread is England's oldest biscuit recipe. It is over 276 years ago since this gorgeous biscuit was first made in the town and we continue to bake this world famous recipe using the same love, respect and secret recipe that was used back in 1740! The flavour of ginger is very subtle and the heat from it gentle warms the tongue. Its that same subtle ginger taste you get from our Grantham Tea, a warmth that builds with every sip. The tea its self...

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Pour Over Coffee Explained

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Pour Over coffee with a Gooseneck Pouring Kettle and Glass Drip Filter is a stripped-back method inspired by Japanese brewing techniques. This Pour Over brewing method is slow-brew technique that will cultivate a fully-developed flavour and body to your favourite coffee. In this Pour Over method, fresh coffee grounds are added to a filter and placed over a carafe – preferably glass for maximum theatrical impact, see our Premium double walled glass drip filter. Water brought to the boil is decanted into a Gooseneck Pouring Kettle and steadily poured over the coffee grounds, rather than flooding the filter, a measured amount...

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